This type of fat, known as hydrogenated fat, can be used for frying or as an ingredient in processed foods.

This means it could be in your cooking oil or other processed foods you eat and you won’t know.

A study result published on online by Science News Magazine examined what happened after several areas in New York restricted the use of trans-fats.

Here are some of the reasons you should avoid artificial trans-fat.

1.   Trans-fat increases chances of hospitalisations for heart attack and stroke and other increases the risk of coronary heart disease.

2.   Among other effects, consuming these fats leads to higher levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or `bad’ cholesterol, a component of artery-clogging plaque.

What Contains Trans-fat?

Artificial, or industrial, trans-fats occur in vegetable oils that are partially hydrogenated.

Foods typically made with these oils include deep-fried fast foods, baked goods, crackers and margarine.